Culture, General, Latin American, Latin American Cuisine, Puerto Rican, Puerto Rican Cuisine, Puerto Rico

Sancocho

As most everyone knows, New York’s winter has been especially brutal this year. Subzero temperatures, weekly snowstorms, blustery gray days that blend into one another… it feels like winter will never end. My husband’s friend Will is a Nuyorican who has lived in Albany for many years. He’s helped us out of many a jam,… Read More Sancocho

Latin American Cuisine, Peruvian Cuisine

Pimientos o Rocotos Rellenos / Peruvian Stuffed Peppers

I’ve never liked American stuffed peppers. The flavorless pepper, tinny meatloaf filling, and powdered cheese topping always made me think of a decrepit diner’s Monday night leftover special. But these Peruvian stuffed peppers are vastly different. This recipe is based on Tony Custer’s, from The Art of Peruvian Cuisine; but I’ve altered it quite a bit,… Read More Pimientos o Rocotos Rellenos / Peruvian Stuffed Peppers

Latin American Cuisine, Peruvian Cuisine

Papa Rellena / Stuffed Potato Croquettes

No long-winded post today… just a long-winded recipe! These delicious potato croquettes are most likely rooted in French classical cuisine; it seems to have appeared in the 19th century, when many Europeans (and French chefs) immigrated to Peru. The name is somewhat of a misnomer: it’s actually a combination of papa and yuca rellena. You… Read More Papa Rellena / Stuffed Potato Croquettes